Meet & greet from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at Deakin Residential Services, Burwood
Deakin University opened its doors in 1974 from the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus, located at the gateway of the south west coast of Victoria and on-campus accommodation (residences) started with it.
As Deakin has grown so has residences. Deakin in its short life span is now a 5 star university* which is currently ranked in the top 2% of Universities in the world** with over 55000 students studying from 5 campuses (one being the cloud). With this growth, residences has now followed suit having more than doubled the number of beds available to students between 2011 to February 2017.
Accommodation is now available at each campus of Deakin with numbers of beds being: 347 in Warrnambool, 804 in Geelong Waurn Ponds, 33 in Geelong City Waterfront and 1,175 in Melbourne Burwood, with our latest project a new 410 bed development starting in the Geelong Waterfront in 2017.
All students have their own private bedroom but have a choice between studio apartments, shared apartments or larger units with everything included (eg. laundry, wifi, utilities) in the weekly rent charge, excluding food (all accommodation is self-catering).
Since 2013 Deakin Residential Services now operates has a wholly owned not for profit subsidiary of Deakin which allows a responsiveness to all areas of our operation with our own staff undertaking work in: Campus and student life, Finance and administration, Reception and customer service, Maintenance and cleaning, Marketing and communications, Business systems and contracts, with General Managers overseeing each campus operation.
Deakin Residential Services' CEO is also the current AACUHO President and has overseen some significant developments in our short history which have included: our first 10 year strategic plan, the development of our own phone APP (‘DRS guidebook’), and the launch of the ‘RESPECT’ community values for students who live on campus at Deakin University.
Deakin looks forward to hosting you in May 2017 for the AACUHO annual conference study tour and invite you to stay in our brand new building at the Melbourne (Burwood) campus.